Countries across the globe celebrate the United Nations' World Tourism Day on Sunday. The day is celebrated to encourage and generate awareness among the international community of the importance of its cultural and social values.
The perfect way to celebrate the World Tourism Day would be to travel to an unseen, unheard destination and add a new experience to your life. However, that may not be possible for those tied down by busy work schedule.
Nevertheless, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the day.
Here is a list of five travel movies that you can watch today to satisfy your itchy feet.
1. Into the Wild
One of the best movies to spend your time with. "Into the Wild" is about a backpacker's attempt to get closer to nature. Though Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) travelled in extreme ways to his final destination, the movie has been a source of inspiration to many people and has encouraged them to see the world from a new perspective.
2. The Motorcycle Diaries
This Spanish movie is about a motorcycle trip of best friends across South America and how they use their wits to get through the complicated situations of life.
What's more, the movie brilliantly showcases how Ernesto (Che) Guevara started a military revolution and became an iconic revolutionary. Undoubtedly, it will strengthen your travel desire.
"Eurotrip" is one movie that you just can't stop loving.
From funny one-liners to a panoramic journey throughout Europe, this movie has everything. It highlights the unique things related to each country. For example, when the group had Absinthe in Amsterdam and got high. The movie will make you wonder about the various reasons to travel in the first place - to score and get laid.
Undoubtedly, the movie will leave you laughing for hours and will make you want to get a one-way ticket to experience for yourself why "Scotty doesn't know."
4. City of God
Instead of showing the perfect beaches of Brazil or the famous sites to the travellers, the movie shows the struggles of surviving in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Rio De Janeiro.
Thought the movie is in Portuguese, you won't even have to read the subtitles as it grabs your attention from the start and never lets go. Chances are, "City of God" will make you think twice before travelling to Rio. However, it will make you want to see it that much more.
5. Lost in Translation
Written by "The Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola's daughter Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation" shows a modern day Japan from the perspective of someone who has no idea about the country.
Once you start watching the movie, you will feel just as lost as Bill Murray in the movie. However, at the same time, you will feel OK to deal with the situation.
If you ever wondered how is it to be in a country with entirely different culture, tradition and language, this movie will answer most of your queries.